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Brand new Halo: Reach details revealed

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , , on March 26, 2010 by James Love

Bungie has told CVG the improvements they’ve been making to the multiplayer component of Halo: Reach aims to make the game “frustration-free.”

Luke Smith of Bungie said “From the outset, we wanted to find a way to reward all types of Halo players.

We’ve done a great job in the past of catering to the end game, hardcore, super-dedicated player – and we have hundreds of thousands of them still playing our games every day – but we need to do a better job rewarding all types of Halo players. Player Investment in Reach is our way of achieving this goal.”

For a full list of what is being changed, head over to CVG to read the rest of the article.

Rumour: Gears of War 3 to come 2011

Posted in E3 2010, Microsoft Games Studios, Rumours, Xbox 360 with tags , on March 16, 2010 by James Love

Whilst it hasn’t been officially confirmed as yet, EDGE are reporting that Gears of War 3 is set to release next year.

A “trusted US publishing source” told EDGE that the first teaser trailer for the game should appear next month on April 8th, a year before the rumoured April 2011 launch date. A full reveal at E3 is expected.

“Microsoft’s keen to avoid a clash with Halo: Reach and wants Natal to own Christmas. That’s why we won’t be seeing Gears Of War 3 until next year, but expect a major marketing push ahead of its release,” said EDGE’s source.

Rumour: Halo: Reach coming September

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , on March 15, 2010 by James Love

CVG are reporting that Halo: Reach is on course for a release this autumn according to retail sources.

Their sources have told them that a date of Tuesday 14th September has been chosen by Microsoft to release their newest Halo game, giving the game “enough time to maximise sales before CoD arrives,” said one senior trade source to CVG.

GDC 2010: New Fable III screens

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , , on March 14, 2010 by James Love

Lionhead have released some new screenshots of Fable III from GDC, and we’ve got them for you after the jump.

Fable III launches on Xbox 360 late 2010.

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Microsoft looking to bring a “large franchise” to Natal

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Project Natal, Xbox 360 with tags on February 15, 2010 by James Love

According to a job advert by Microsoft, they’re planning to bring a “large franchise” over to Natal, with the job in question relating to level design, quite possibly looking for someone to help the transition from controller input to using Natal.

You can find more info on the job after the jump.

[Thanks to CVG]

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New Alan Wake shots are wonderfully eerie

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , on January 13, 2010 by James Love

Microsoft have released 8 new shots for Alan Wake. Check them out after the jump.

Alan Wake launches on Xbox 360 May 2010.

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GOONL!NE: The Game of the Year Awards 2009

Posted in 2k Games, Activision, Atari, Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, EA, Eidos, Final Fantasy XIII, Konami, Microsoft Games Studios, Namco Bandai Partners (Atari EU), Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Rockstar Games, SEGA, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Square Enix, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Take Two, Ubisoft, Valve, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on December 24, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

By Jonathan Cullen.

It’s that time of year, folks.

The time where we sort the men from the boys, the wheat from the chaff and find out which is better: Coke or Pepsi? Daddy or Chips? But in our case, Uncharted 2 or Modern Warfare 2.

These are just two of the game that are in the running for Game of the Year 2009, alongside Batman: Arkham Asylum and Street Fighter IV.

We do have other awards too though, you know. So, let’s not waste any other time, and let’s get cracking. All of the awards are below.

Just one thing though: all of the staff involved in the process, both full-time and freelance, had a clean slate. They were free to pick any game that was on the consoles as their nomination. Basically, you picked Left 4 Dead 2 as a nomination in GOTY, it would also go down as your vote for GOTY. Same for all the other categories.

This could mean you may only see one game completely run away with it in one category, while it becoming very close in others.

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